Former WBC international welterweight champion Phil Lo Greco is currently filming the second season of his hit YouTube show ‘The Culinary Fighter’ after branching out his talents to interviewing fellow fighters.
In a twist, Lo Greco and another contender from the sport will enjoy some good meals from a top food spot around the United States as they talk over current debates and open up on past stories.
On his new venture, Lo Greco exclusively told World Boxing News: “I’m bringing some cool content for boxing which I think it needs. I’ve been thinking about this show for five years but waited for the right opportunity to air it,” he explained.
“We have prime-time fighters who want to be on the show. We just started two months ago and we already have Paulie Malignaggi, Jessie Vargas , TMT Security, Sam Watson and next week Mikey Garcia is scheduled to film an episode. The list goes on with more fighters ready to be part of ‘The Culinary Fighter’.
“Boxing needs good content but not the same old interviews that fans are used to seeing. so for this venture, I partnered with an award winning producer from Toronto.
“I want to give the boxing fans something different and great content they can enjoy along with checking out some food along the way,” added Lo Greco.
The producer Lo Greco speaks of leading up the making of Culinary Fighter is Canadian-based Film-maker Jay Chaudhry, who added: “Look, the blueprint is there. Of course the folks over at Showtime and HBO are doing a tremendous job with their own series, but its 2017 — and we’re playing for keepsies.” He says.
“How do you achieve this? By living and breathing in the space where your consumers attention is.”
Chaudhry continued: “Social media platforms will play an integral part to Culinary Fighter’s success and we will see to it that fresh content is being created, produced and distributed on an individual and regular basis to keep viewers locked in.”
With several networks providing online streaming, YouTube RED is what seems to be popular amongst their 18-35 year old demographic. A commercial-free subsidiary of YouTube Inc, YTR is said to be made available to Canadian content creators as early as next year and Culinary Fighter will play a pivotal role being a forerunner with it.
The latest episode filmed in Los Angeles with Sam Watson and Kahuna Tikki is below
Catch all episodes of the show at the The Culinary Fighter channel here